The best Cirque in town

Today I went to Cirque Du Soleil‘s show Ovo in Portland Oregon.

Thanks to Rob bought tickets for us, as my birthday gift. This is the only show I tried to not to miss if they are in the city. I absolutely love their performance. So far I have seen 6 of their show. 5 of them in Portland, one was in San Francisco. My favorite is still “Alegría”, but I might be the reason that was the first of Cirque Du Soleil’s show I ever seen! I confess I listen their Alegría music CD often.

When my friends asked me what I did for my birthday, I tell them I went to cirque, they find it amusing. To my surprise many of my friend never heard of Cirque Du Soleil. How strange, because they have a long history. It all started in 1982, in Baie-Saint-Paul, a small town near Quebec City, in Canada. They were street theater group founded by Gilles Ste-Croix. They were talented young performers, who included one Guy Laliberté who became founder of Cirque du Soleil.

In 1984, Quebec City was celebrating the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier, and Guy Laliberté presented a show called Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun). Since then many show presented In Canada and other countries.

Outside of the tents

If you like to read more about history of Cirque du Soleil read their pdf file here.

Cirque du Soleil Show History

  • 1984 – Le Grand Tour
  • 1985 – Le Grand Tour, Cirque du Soleil
  • 1986 – La Magie Continue
  • 1987 – We Reinvent the Circus
  • 1988 – We Reinvent the Circus
  • 1990 – Nouvelle Expérience
  • 1992 – Fascination and Saltimbanco
  • 1993 – Nouvelle Expérience
  • 1994 – Alegría
  • 1995 – Saltimbanco
  • 1996 – Quidam
  • 1998 – O, Cirque du Soleil
  • 2000 – Journey of Man (they are on the IMAX screen)
  • 2002 – Varekai
  • 2003 – Zumanity
  • 2004 – 20 Years Under the Sun,  Cirque du Soleil and “KÀ” presented at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
  • 2005 – Corteo
  • 2006 – Delirium, Cirque du Soleil and “Love” permanent show in Las Vegas.
  • 2007 – Kooza show performance for Super Bowl XLI in Miami and “Wintuk” presented at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 2008 – Zaia ( in China) , Zed ( Tokyo, Japan ), Criss angel Believe ( Las Vegas, USA )
  • 2009 – Ovo
  • 2010 – Viva Elvis, (in Las Vegas), and Totem (in Montreal)
  • 2011 – Zarkana
Nur and Rob

Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. In September 2009, Guy Laliberté became the first Canadian private space explorer. His mission was dedicated to raising awareness on water issues facing humankind on planet earth. Under the theme Moving Stars and Earth for Water, this first Poetic Social Mission in space aimed at touching people through an artistic approach: a special 120-minute webcast program featuring various artistic performances unfolding in 14 cities on five continents, including the International Space Station.